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THE BENNINGTON EYENING
BPER VOL. I, No. 13. BENNINGTON, VT., TUESDAY, DEOEMBER 22, 1903. ONE OEOT If a Man Calls Yoii a Fool Don't Gct Mad. .The Chances Are He May Know More About it Than You as Hejs a Less BrejudicedvWitness 5l ; ,, Bennington County NATIONAL BANK Capital $100,000. Ucers, JOIIN 8. HOLDEN. Presldent. A. K. ItlTCHIE, Vlce l'rcsldent. CLEMENT II. CONK, Cusliler, Bennington, Vt. Transact u general banking busiuess, pays interest on certi ficates of deposifc nt the rate of .'5 per cent if allowed to remain tltree months. DIRECTORS I. p. Gibson, J. S. Holden, Wm. E. Hawks, N. M. PutTer, A. K. Ritchie, J. T. Shurtleff, C. W. Thatcher. FIRST NAT'L BANK . OF NO BENNINGTON CAPITAL $150,000 SUIIPLUS iintl PROFITS $75,000 KBSOUItCES . . . . . . .S500, 000 Most centrally located for country business ancl is always ready to receive new accounts. It is one of tbe oldest and strongest Banka in Vermont, and transacts a general bank ing busiuess. J. G. McCULLOUGH, President. S. B. HALL, Gashier. BUSINESS EXCHANGE rpo ltK.VT Wiirm furulihed sIiikIc rooms L or ro.ims for lleht houiekcepliiit. C. K. DVKH, 13 Bank Ht.. No Bennington. Vt. 4GW2 riu IIHNT Elghtroom tenoment on South 1 St wltli all modcrn Iniprovemeiits. A good horse tiarn In tlio rear. Elmer K. Kockwood. 39 fno KI2.T. Desiralile tcnementi, ofllces anl JL storcs Potiesslon glvcn luimedlately. W. K. Hawks, 2i'5 North St. To Iti: T Flvo rooms on flrst floor, mod. em Improvemenw. alo a furnished room for ladyor school Klrl. Apply to MliS M.;N. Moore, 231 I'urk St. JTioit U13.T. Hotise. Willow St.. now oc. ? cupie I liy W. V. Ilurko, bathroom, mod ern convenlences. Inqulre Mrs Edw. Norton, To Itljvr. Seven room tenement on Unlon 8t. ; nlngle nome; possesslon glren at oncc. Alsostxroom tenement wlth all modern 1m provements, clcctric lliihts on Malu Bt now ccuplodhy Miss , J, Morgan, the nuUiiier; possesslon gtveu SeptJ 1. S. II. Itockwood. 2; IIO BHNT Two Tery deslrable teneraents, . flre and slx dollars. Apply to 11 (j. siade. w AJfTHI-WasMn to do. Mrs. Welch, Oorner North and County SlrMtn. w2 WAIfTBD. Woinan for general house. work, good cook. Call or oiidress 220 West Ualn atreet WANTHD. Man to do cuere work on farra ani ct wood througfc wintcr Jesse RoklBxm. wt( tTTANTHD Orders (or fmU trees. orna Vi nental trecs and shrubcry (or iinring de- UTertne. Aiien nursery.iiocnesier, . x. 0. AlnswMtk, Agent, 311 West Uala St. 4IU WAWTHB Fnlthful person to call on retal trde and -oeonU (oc manufacturtnp' hou.se hsTtng weli; establUhed buslnesj; locitl terrt torvj stnbrfit aaiarr 120 nald weeklv aud ex- pense Mooejr advnol; prevlous experiocca unneecSMry: posiuon pernunem, uiuines.1 suceesll. Eoolme 8elf-aMresed nnrelope. Snperlnteadoot Traielern, C05 Monon IlldK WAKTDD I'ostUon br aa experieoeed voman nurse. Oest o retcreocon gtren. Inauira 4U Malo 8t 3Sw 12 inon HAI.E. Two new mtlch cowa. 6 years C old, one Jwsey Ueo. K. Davls near Uaynea Coraeis, uennlngton, Tt. FOIt 8ALH. Fair o( farra horsos, klnd and trne. J, J Keator, Manager "Kainrlew Farms., wi TTIon.HACiK. 10 wa.ffona of all descrintlons. D sleetsof harness, slucle and duMe. 20 Uorses, Rood driren and work -hrnea. Imintre at w,, ri" uverr. m PARKER'S HAIR BALSAM CUuim &od bmnttnef th halr. IVonulci laiuriflnt gnnrth. KcTcr 7aX to Hcttoro Oray Ilair to It Ycrathfut Ce'or. Curti clp tlws -i li'Iin OA8TOHIA. Bun ti f ie Mna Toa nara Aiways Boup THE STOVE BLEW l)P Narrow Escapc of States At iorney's Wifc. EXPLOSION BRINGS RUIN Every WindoW was Brokcn in thc Room and Hole Blown in the Building. The restdenco of States Attorney J. J. Shakshobcr in Arlington was tho sccno of a serious uccident Saturday evcnlng. Mrs Sliakshober and child had been in Bennington during thc week but roturned home Saturday and Mrs Shakshobcr built ' a flre in the kitchen range. Tho range was provided with a hot water boiler, tho watcr in which dur- the absence of tho family, hnd becomo frozen. Thls wus forgotten y Mrs bhakshober until the hot wuter front blew up with terrific forco. The forcc wus suliicient to smash the glass in all the kitchen wlndows. Tho rango was entirely blown to pieces, thero was a hole in tho cotling, while tho sido walls lookcd as if a hurricano had struck them and just oalled. The water in tho pipes frotn tho hot wator front to the boiler being frozen tho stream could not escapo and causcd tho oxplosion. Mrs Shakshobcr was out of the room othenviso slic would doubtless have been instantly killed. HEARTS ARE UNITED Edgar Rhodcs of Pownal Followcd His Love and Caught Hcr Tho Evening Uanner of Monday ovening told of tho oxperiences of Ed gar Rhodcs of Pownal. This ovening, it takos pleasnro in announclng tho rnarriago at Whlto Oaks of Mr Rhodes to Mrs Ella May Butchor of Water bury. Saturday Mr and Mrs Rhodes came to Pownal where they were guests o Dextcr Rood. In tho spring they will go to housekeeping Pownal villago gavo Mr and Mrs Rodes a rousing rodiption on their arrival. .Tames H. Habbcrly sang at tho Flrst Presbytorian church at Hoosick Ealls Christraas service last Sunday and was warmly received and much com plimonted on his work thero. "Miss New York Jr" at tho opera house last nigbt was a flrst clais at traction in overy re'spect. The singing was good, the dancing oxcellont whllo tho olio was the best seen boro in a long timo. Tho girls woro young and pretty and the attraction clean and deserylng of popularlty wherever it goes. Woathcr Forocast. Fair tonight and Wednosday coldor. ARRIVED TODAY Fresh Holly and Laural -You 8bould Sce Our Lcoder In- BOSTON FERNS At 75 conts each, worth more raoney. Wo givo tho S. & H. Tradlng Stamps. HOLTON, Th FioriBt 331 School Strcet. Bennington, Vt Call And Give Your Orders For Nursery StocK, Garden anu Farm Seeds, Ornumental Slirubery, etc. Spring delivery. C. Afnsworth, 311 W Main St Bennington, V BLAZE IN TROY. Early Fire Thls Mornlng Deilroyed Dulldlng On Broadwiy. Loss $50,000. Troy, Doc. 22:- Firo broko out at 0 o'clock this morhing in tho Cronin building, a livo story structuro, at tho corncr of Rlver and' Fulton streots, oceupied on the ground floor by tho Model ClothingCo; upstairsby ofllces. Ovorhead, wiros and a brisk wlnd seriously impcdod tho work of thollre tnon. The upper portlon of tho building was dlmost entirely destroyed. Loss $50,000. REBEKAHELECTION. Annual Mtetlng of Mirfam Lodgt lleld Monday Evenlnj Mirlam Robekah Lodgo held its annual olcctlon of ofllcers Monday night in Odd Follows Hall. Tho fol lowlng wero elccted to servo for tho onsuing year: Noblo Grand, Mrs Hattio Hudgins; Vico Grand, Miss Jessio Looinis; Secretary, Miss Mary Estabrook; Flnanclal secretary, Miss Nellio Moore; Treasuror, Mrs Holon Hough ton. About twenty woro present ' from Shaftsbury. Tho appointed oflicors for the year will bo named at tho meeting to bo held January 4. BENNINGTON BRiEFS Newa of the Tmtn nml VMIhrc Toli) Rrlrdr fur Itilv ltMidrrt. , G. P. Endress and wifo spont Tuos. day in Troy. Miss Anna Fleraing is vislting her parents at Wells. Mis3 Florenco Haskins is spending tho Holidnys wlth relatlvos in Wells, f Robert Morso of Dlvislon St., who has been very sick forflve weeks pust s slowly improving. Mr and Mrs Ernest Beobo of West Rupert spent last week wiih Mr unl Slrs Frank Wood of Gago Streot. Robert Montgomery, ono of tho bost knownoitizens of South Shaftsbury died Decernbcr, 10. Tho funeral will be held Wednosday, Dec. 23 at 1 p. m. Tho Bennington Baskot Ball' toatn will play tho strong Lansingburgh team in Academy hall, Friday aftor noon. A cood gatne is expected, Gamo callod at 3:30. A special meoting of the villago trustees wascalled for Monday night. Thero was' not a quorum present and no business was dono. Tho next meet ing will bo hold Monday ovening, Jan. 4. Mrs O. Busheo who has besn vislting her daughtor, Mrs Soymour Wood for soiuo titno has rcturned to her homo in Pawlet accompaitied by Mrs Wood and children who will spond the Holi days thero. Mastor Wayno Adams tind Miss Is abollo Toomoy aro glvon honorablo mention ns solving tho prizo puz.lo that appeared in tho Boston Horald, Sunday4 Dec. 13. Thoy have rocolved tho badgu given. A nine months old son'of Goorgo Greton was onoratod 011 Monday by Drs. Daloy and Roulo for a dolicato coraplaint, Tho family came herc about a year ago from Rutland. Tho doctors fcol sanguino that thc baby willrecov cr. Ernest Walden, ago4 years 7 months of 335 School St diod Deccmber 17th at tho home of his parents. Ho' had been sick for about threo months. The funeral was held at St Francis do Sales church, Saturday Dac. 10, Rcv. Father Barron olllclatlng. The body was placod in tho vault. Hoy'i Ufn 8tciI From Membranoui Croup. O. W. Lynch, n prominent citizen of Winchestpr. Iud., writes, "My little boy had n sovoro nttaclc of ruonbrnn ous croup, nnd only got relief after taklng Koloy's Honny nnd Tar. H got reliof alter ono tlose and I fcel that it saved tho lifo of my boy." Ke fuso aubstitutes. For salo by Ii, A. Quinlan A Frlghtenml Ilene, Runnlng liko mad down tho strent dumping tbe occupants, or a hundred other auoidonts, are overy da' occur raocos. It beboovos ovorybudy to hnve n reliablo salvo hnody and there's nono 88 good ns Bucklcn'B Arnica Sulvo. liurns, ruts, sores eczirun and pjlos, disappear qtiickly under its soothing effect. 25c, at Gibsuo's drug store. Ilenry'a lteil Ouui. bents all reraedies for n COUGII nr COLD. Wo refuarl the price if it is not satisfuctor). Largo bottleH 25 cents. B. A. Quinlan. l.'ltf At Pat ersou's, 5 gallons of ii 1 for 5 certs, We givo green traillcg tainpa. AT ST. PETER'S. Program For ChrUtmas Day Scrvicei and , Chlldrtn'j Exercists. On Chrlstmas day at St Petcr's church thero will be a celobration of tho Holy Eucharist nt 7 a. m. At tho 10:30 a. m. service, tho following special music will bo given: Organ Proludo, ' "March of tho Priests," Mendolssohn. Festal To.Deum, B flat, - Shuey. Introlt Anthern,!'Joy oftho World" Marzo. Kyrie Elelsor, Creed. . Offor'tory Anthem, "Christlans Awake," Marzo. Sanctus, Eyre. Benedictis Qui Venlt, Eyre. Gloria in Excolsis, Schueckor. Ilymns, Shout tho Glad Tidings, Avison. Como all yo Falthful, Reading. Oh Littlo Town of Bethlehem, Redner. Tho choir, which has been increased for the occasion is under tho dlrection of Prof Rudolph Goldsmith; " Miss Mnrion .Tonos, organist; L. L. Gokay, cornotist On Sunday, Dec. 27, atfi p. m., thcre will bo n childron's Chrlstmas sorvico with carols. Tho children, as has been thccustom for seyoral years, will bring for St Mary's Childron's hospltal in New York. St Petcr's is a freo church and all aro wolcotno to its sorvicos. Holy Innocont day, Monday, Dec. 28; tho childron of the Sunday school will hnvo a Chrlstmas festival in tho Parish houso from 7 to 9 p. m. SACRED HEART CHURCH. Preily and Inttrtiting Program For the Christ mas Extrcists. Following is the programma for tho Christmas music at tho Sacred Heart church. Tho midnight mass pro gratnmo us follows: JJymn Minnult Chrctions. Orgun Proludo. Ilyrio A. H. Rosowig. Gloria A. II. Rosewig. Credo A. II. Rosowig OITertory Adesto Fidoles. Sanctus A. H. Rosewig. Agnus Dei. A. 1. Rosowig. Solos will be takon by dilleront moinbers of tho choir. Chrlstmas day the masses will bo at elght o'clock singing by tho school childron, mass at 10 o'clock tho mid night programmo will bo ropeatcd. Afternoon Vsspers ut four o'clock followed by tho Benedlctlon of the blesscd Sacramcnt as follows: Organ Voluntary. O Salutaris .lacquin. Ava Marla Mlllard. Cor Jesu. Tantum Ergo John Griflin. Laudate Dominum. . March. Thomas Thobargo choir director, and Miss Eramu Lamarre organist. A PRESENTATION. Methodltt Sunday School Rtmembers Prof Long and Mrs Varncy. A charming fenturo of tho sorvices at tho Methodist church Sunday raorn ing took placo bofore tho Sundny school was called- to order. Mrs A. W. Varnoy tho organist was present ed wlth a picture and Prof Long leader with an ebony and ivory baton inlaid with pearl in recognltion of their faithful servicos durlng tho past year. Doctor Washburno mado tho pre sentation in behalf of tho school. Prof Long and Mrs Varnoy acknow ledgcd tho gWts in ploasing mannor. Jfntl 0. Tho 10 cent cash prumium we have been giving will Uo withdrawn nfter Dec. 10th ard Homo Trading Stamps will lie gikbii iiibtuiil. E. L. NichoJs. A lurgo stock of hollday goods at Goldsmith's, 000 Maln st books gnraos, dolls. o'c. Ttiys, HISS STELLA BATES QOES FREE Famous Hurder Cases All Come To An End Today Followino; Conviction of the Leading Respondent of Murder in the First Degree. Scntcncc of Mrs. Ro,gers Deferred to Next Tuesday Pcrham Throws Himself ;on the Mcrcy of thc Court Aftcr Plcadin Guilty to Murder in the 5econd Degree Mrs. Roers Keeps Her Nerve to the End. , 1 1 ,', 'f't-.j' Tho Rogers murder cases havo passed into history. Mrs Rogers is convlcted of murder in tho flrst degreo and will hang if tho lnw takes its course. Stolla Batcs is freed without trial, the caso against her being nol prosscd. Leon Perham this aftornoon, plead ed guilty to murder in the second de gree. , Do will bo brought. into court for sentonce next Tuesday morning. Mrs Rogers will be sentcnced when court reassemblos noxt Tuesday morn ing. "Gontlcmon of thc jury," saidCoun ty Clerk Cushman, "what havo you for a vordict?" - Oscar R. Chaso of Readsboro, fore ronn of the jury, drew a paper from his pockot and ;'eud : "Guilty of murder in tho flrst de gree." Mrs Kogers, on whoso faco had been a traco of a smilo when tho jury waS told to stand up, resumed hor norrnal cxpression of brutal don't cnrc and after hesitating n moment, satdown. Aftcr a momonts consultation with tho opposing attorney, Judge Watson announced, "Proceedings in this caso will be suspended until next Tuesday morning. At that time scntenco will bo imposed. Sherill Wilson led tho convicted murdoress from the court room and Judgo Watson cnlmly called the next case. Tho foregoing was the final scono, uxcopt tho sontenco in tho trlal of Mrs Mabel M. Rogers for tho murder of her husband, August 12, 1002. , Tho jury got tho caso last night at 0 o'clock aftor a trial lasting almost entirely two weoks. Aftcr supper tho jurors proceeded to an informal ballot which resultod unanimously in faror of a verdict of murder in the flrst do groe. Tho formal ballot thls morning wus tho samo and the fate of Mrs Rog ers was sealcd. Tho court room was well flllod when court openod thls morning but tho crowd was nothlng what it had been during tho trial. From th6 promptness with which u verdict was reachod, evcrybody knew that it was conviction, tho only ques tlon being wbethor it was flrst or sec ond degreo. The jurors were in fhelr seats bofore 9 o'clock and Judge Watson came in just on the hour, followed a moment later by Sheriff Wilson and tho pris oner. She had already been informed of tho verdict but showalked steadily and raet tho gaze of the crowd without flinching and had the point at issuo been less vital it would havo appeared as though sho cnjqyed the sensation she was creating. There was a hush in thc room as County Clerk Cushman ordored tho jury to stand up and tho roll was called. Mrs Rogers was thon ordored to stand and recoived the verdict Whilo sentonco is deferred until next Tuesday, thero is no quostion what tho sentonco will be, as tho law allovvs. nu GUILTY MAY discretion in the matter, tho vordict of murder in tho flrst degree, requiring a sentenco of death by hanging. Tho date set for tho carrying out of thls sentonce, howover, must be sot not earlier than December, 1904, as tho law provides that a sbsslon of the leg islaturo must intervene betwcon sen tenco and oxecution. Tho roason for this is tho peculiar provislon of Vermont law, giving tho legislaturo the right to comruuto a sen tonco of death to imprisonment for life. In othor states thls pewor rests with tho governor. It Is an interestlng fact that for 13 years tho legislaturo has not allowed n convicted murderer to bo hanged; every ono of tho sevcn or olght sen tcnced. having beon commutod. Tho last oxecution for murder in this stato was that of Sylvestor Boll of Fairfav who was hanged Jan. 1, 1891, for tho murder of his wife. The last woman to bo hanged in thls state was Mrs Meaker of Waterbury, about 17 years ago. Slnco tho bcginnlng of tho trial, Mrs Rogers, whatover her appearance in court, has joked and laughed andsnng as soon as sho reached her quartcrs in tho jail. Her mother, who sat besido her dur ing tho nrguments and chargo Monday afternoon, was not presont this morn ing. It is said that tho jury aro somcwhat bitter toward Morris Knapp and that it raight go hard with him, were ho to nppenr beforo them. When tho foreman announced the verdict, an attempt at applauso in the back of th"' room wns promply sup pressed. This is tho only verdict for murder in tho flrst degroe that has been given in. this county slnco the conviction of Elliot Fowler, twent3'-five years ngo. The caso against Miss Stella Bato's for compliuity in tho murder of Mar cus Rogers was withdrawn thls morn ing by thd States Attorney and Miss Bates wont freo. Thore was littlo evidenco from a thoroughly roliablo sourco against hor. Leon Perham tcstlfied in the trial just closed that tho night of the kllling, Mrs Rogers sat on tho sido ot his bed and produced a bottlo of chloroform, which, sho said Stella Bates had ob tained for her in Hoosick Falls. Levi Perham in tho samo case, said j tliat Stella Batcs was presout; near Bradford st., when Mrs Rogers at tempted to obtain his asslstance in kllling her husband. Tho stato diu not conslder this a proper foundation upon which to bulld a case ag&inst Stella Bates, as it is certain that she was not pront when Rogers wus killed. Tho ovidence therefoi'o tlld not warrant trial. Shortly after 2 o'clock ihis aftor noon Leon Perham came into court and was allowed to plead guilty to murder in the second degreo. H is sentonco was doferred until next Tuesday. Leon Perham will go tt prisou for life, that bolng tho only penolty tho statuto providos for murder In tho second degreo. When Stcllo Batos was sot freo thls uiQrJHRuc st'n-s 01 uesortion or lonllnoss must have overcome Mrs Rogers, for sho broke down and has. been crying over since. All sharp instruments havo been re moved from her reach and hor persoa searched, in. order that shomight havo no means of destroying horself. Thero being no other caso ready for trial, court took a recess until next Tuesday morning. Mr Barber in closing for the stato followed Marcus Rogers1 course front his coming to town until his body was. " found in tho rlver. Ho called attent ion to tho afternoon beforo tho crimo when Mrs Rogers and hor husband stood on Coopers Bridge looking down at the river to whero within a stone's throw of them sho was to mur dor him that night and whero his dead body would bo found covered over with sand and sediments of tho stream, " Tho defenso had said that if Mrs Rogers wero socunnlng a woman as tho stato said, sho would not have left so muny evidencos of gullt. Mr Barber retorted that no crimo has over been committed which, in looking back over it, did not show at lnnn. . 1 . . . 1 , ... ... .-u3i uiiu uuieci wnicn pointed out the criminal to all the world. 'Gentlemen," said Mr Barber, "Shoforgot.'' That phrase, "she forgot" was In toned again and again nntll it took on almost a tono of Egar Allen Poe. Judgo Watson charged tho jury after Mr Barber flntshed. The court told the jury that this re spondent stood charged with murder in tho flrst degree. Sho was to bo presumed innocont of tho crimo charged and the burden ot proving her guilt was upon the state. In order-to find guilty the jury must be satisfied beyond a reasonablo doubt; i. e., in thoirminds thero should bo a moral certalnty which should dlr ect a-nd satisfy. That Mrs Rogers had not taken the stand in her own behalf was not to be considored as against her. If tho jury wero satisfied that Leon Perham was tolllng the truth, they might convict on his uncorroborrated testlmony. Tho court defined the two degrees of murder and outllnod the clrcumstances. undor which each degree would bo found. If the jury found that tho respondent told Lovi Perham what Lovl sald'Jshe did, that would bo evidenco of such proraeditation as would render hrr guilty of murder in the flrst degree. Whatovor of preparation for the act was mado by tho prisoner and hor ac complices should bo considered pre meditation. Tho court doflned murder In tho flrst degreo as a kllling done with malice aforethought and premeditation and. murdor In tho second degree as a kill ing without premeditation, as the re sult of an act of passlon which over ride8 the judgment. The defonso hore, however, did nct asslgn a sudden passlon as the cause of murdor but clalmed that M rs Rog ors had nothlng to do with the killing. That Perham acted wlth hnr wniilrl not roako her loss guilty than if she acted nlone.